DATAQUILL & THE ASSERTED PATENTS
Over the past twelve years, DataQuill has sought to protect its invention through alicensing program (which has on several occasions required litigation). Many of the largesthigh-tech companies, including HTC, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Samsung, Palm, and Hewlett-Packard, have purchased a license to DataQuill’s patent portfolio. To date, DataQuill hasobtained over $75 million in licensing revenue.10.
The value of DataQuill’s asserted patents is further demonstrated by DataQuill’srepeated success against validity challenges. Three of the asserted patents have been throughreexaminations at the United States Patent & Trademark Office where hundreds of referenceshave been considered. In prior litigations, several of the asserted patents withstood heavyscrutiny, including motions for summary judgment of anticipation, obviousness, inequitableconduct, lack of enablement, and lack of an adequate written description—all of which wereresolved in DataQuill’s favor. The following is a list of DataQuill’s previous litigation, all of which concluded with the defendant taking a license to DataQuill’s portfolio:
DataQuill Ltd. v. Handspring Inc.
, No. 1:01-cv-04635 (N.D. Ill.) (June 19, 2001 – October 4, 2005)
DataQuill Limited v. Kyocera Wireless
, No. 3:01-cv-02302 (S.D. Cal.) (December 14, 2001 – April 25, 2006)
DataQuill Limited v. Novatel Wireless Inc.
, No. 3:03-cv-02066 (S.D. Cal. (October 16, 2003 – July 1, 2004)
Research In Motion Limited v. DataQuill BVI
, No. 3:06-cv-00973 (N.D. Tex.)(March 31, 2006 – December 3, 2008)